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Tasting Tour: Eating Around the World in London

In my hometown of New York City, you can find good eats from just about every nation under the sun. And in the great city of London, that's just as true. While British food has come a long way in recent years—from gastropubs to molecular gastronomy—London is a cosmopolitan city of astonishing cultural breadth, and many of its real culinary treasures come from the rich cuisines of all corners of the globe. More

Snapshots from London: Good Eats At Borough Market

Borough Market; pigs from Northfield Farms; Celia Brooks Brown. [Photos: Carey Jones] Borough Market 8 Southwark Street, London, SE1 1TL; map); +44 (0) 20 7407 1002; http://www.boroughmarket.org.uk/ Getting There: National Rail/London Underground to London Bridge station; 381, RV1 bus routes; parking located on the corner of Southwark Street and Southwark Bridge Road and on Snowsfields Hours of Operation: Wholesale Sun.-Fri., 2 a.m. to 8 a.m.; retail Thur., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 12 p.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We've written about Borough Market, once upon a time. But a single post cannot do justice to the absolutely mind-blowing array of farmers, chefs, cheesemongers, butchers, fishers, and purveyors at this incredible emporium of food. It's... More

Snapshots from London: The Real Food Market at Covent Garden

[Photographs: Carey Jones] All right, London. You've already got Borough Market, the envy of food lovers across the planet. Need you really add another? Held in the Covent Garden piazza every week, the Real Food Market brings together all sorts of vendors, including many Borough Market favorites, such as Neal's Yard Dairy, the Flour Station, and Shellseekers. After a special four-day showing during London Restaurant Festival, the market will convene every Thursday through November 5, and every Thursday and Friday, until Christmas, after that. Click through for our slideshow of the highlights. Carey is over in London thanks to Visit London, the city's official tourist organization, in connection with Virgin Atlantic and the Intercontinental Park Lane.... More

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